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Confessions

St. Augustine

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According to Augustine, God is in all things:

Before the soul enters the body at birth, where is it?

Augustine gives his boyhood teachers credit for:

The motive for Augustine's theft of the pears was:

Patrick sends Augustine to Carthage for further studies so that he can:

God speaks to the young Augustine:

Cicero's Hortensius argues that:

On first reading the Bible, Augustine is turned off by its:

Manicheans believed that evil:

Spiritual substance:

Manicheans found the Old Testament unethical in part because:

According to Augustine, God's law:

Augustine's son is named:

For Augustine, astrology is:

Augustine leaves Thagaste a second time because:

The Confessions take the form of:

Augustine retracts what opinion from his early work On the Beautiful and the Fitting?

Augustine responds to his meeting with Faustus by:

Ambrose advises Augustine:

While first learning about Catholicism in earnest, Augustine is attracted by its:

Augustine agrees to get engaged because:

Augustine takes the child's voice he hears in the Milan garden to mean:

Augustine and Monica begin their joint vision by reflecting on:

Augustine's idea of memory is inspired by:

God's creation of the universe takes place:

According to Augustine, Christ is also:

Augustine suggests that time is which kind of quality of the soul?

The four kinds of memory are:

According to Augustine, time is always tending toward:

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nonsense

by hhd618, August 26, 2012

The book was in old English and asked so many questions about god and toward god, which could not be answered. It's meaningless to write Book 1 because he only praised the god rather than the ordinary people who gave him knowledge to write and learn. Without human beings, how could he get over all this obstacles on his way communicating toward god. He is nothing special, and he cannot be too complacent saying that he knows too much about the god.

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Maybe not...

by Kneish, October 16, 2012

Well, being that his view is theocentric, perhaps Augustine sees the human beings as God's helpers. Meaning that if it weren't for God the human being wouldn't have been present at all. So them being present in his life was more of an effort on God's part than it actually was for those who helped. Yes, it wouldnt hurt to give the helpers some acknowledgement for the roles they played, but to Augustine they were probably smaller parts to a greater plan the God orchestrated. Therefore, God actually would deserve the ultimate praise.

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As far as Plato and the Meno go...

by IAcceptChaos, October 23, 2013

This SparkNote is wrong. Plato didn't really believe that "learning is a kind of remembering, in which the soul rediscovers a truth it knew before birth." This is a dialectical approach that Socrates uses on Meno to disprove the famous "Meno's Paradox," in which Meno asks Socrates "How will you look for virtue if you do not know what it is? If you should meet with it, how will you know that this is the thing you did not know?" I can't believe that SparkNotes would let inaccurate information like this be part of the foundation for another text.

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